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Computational social science is showing why cities thrive. When a city doubles in size, every measure of economic activity increases by about 15 percent per capita.
We have squandered the chance of keeping global warming below two-degree Celsius limit unless we take draconian action, says climate scientist Kevin Anderson.
Project Syndicate 11/10/14
Joseph E. Stiglitz examines the lessons learned so far from the current crisis.
Stanford Social Innovation Review
Could Amnesty International, Greenpeace, or Oxfam be hit by disruption and disappear within a few years' time? International civil society organizations need to change their business models.
Project Syndicate 10/30/14
International standards and enforcement could prevent tax evasion and avoidance.
Feeding Nine Billion 10/28/14
While many celebrate salad greens, the local food movement is cultivating exclusivity and becoming less and less budget friendly.
Richard Brubaker, Mike J. Thompson 10/27/14
Conducting business as usual is no longer good enough. Instead of finding ways to use society and the environment to be successful, companies must contribute to society and the environment in order to sustain success.
The Lancet Global Health
In a chronically underfunded global health system whose needs are so often eclipsed by issues of national insecurity and expediency, it is time to tackle Ebola strategically.
Urban planner Peter Calthorpe calls for an end to China's car-centered approach to urban development, and offers alternatives
As geoengineering advocates talk up the "technofix" approach to climate change, governments may start intervening unilaterally in earth's systems, says Clive Hamilton.
Stanford Social Innovation Review 10/08/14
Despite for-profit companies entering the microcredit market, nonprofits continue to serve a vital function when it comes to bringing financial services to those who need them most.
The Lancet Global Health 10/03/14
Few investments reap such rewards such as those in women.
J. Bradford Delong
Project Syndicate 09/29/14
The question is not whether robots and computers will make human labor infinitely more productive, but whether the jobs outside of the robot-computer economy remain valuable and in high demand.
Most greenhouse-gas emissions and climate-change predictions have been based on the assumption that the planet's burden of humans will peak around 2050, and then begin a slow decline; but new analysis suggests an 80% probability global population will keep rising.
Ahmet C. Bozer
Project Syndicate 09/18/14
Are the current efforts to improve the management of water scarcity adequate? In countries such as India, the government's decision to provide free electricity for irrigation—in order to push production—has created a new problem: over-pumping.